5 Delicious Fruit Smoothie Recipes
How to make a healthy but delicious smoothie? If you haven’t mastered the art of smoothie blending, I am here to provide you with some tips and favorite combinations for smoothies that taste like an indulgence but are oh so good for you!
Start with buying your fruits and veggies organic, fresh and local! Your neighborhood farmer’s market is a great place to start.
Invest in a good, powerful blender! Any blender will work for smoothie making, but if you have a little extra cash splurge. I have a Vitamix and it’s been one of my best purchases!
Best liquids to use: Coconut water, apple juice, orange juice, almond milk, coconut milk. All make healthy, tasty liquids for smoothies.
Add nutritious extras to your smoothies: High-fiber basics and protein ingredients. We love oatmeal, nuts, flax seeds, chia seeds, probiotics, turmeric powder, acai powder and on occasion, protein powder.
Some of my favorite combinations for smoothies: Spinach, Kiwi, Celery and Cucumber, Kale, Ginger and Green Apples, Orange and Carrots, Mango and Greek Yogurt, Mixed Berries, Chocolate and Banana & Peanut Butter and Oatmeal
Favorite toppings: shredded coconut, fresh berries, sliced bananas, chocolate chips, toasted nuts & edible flowers
BLUEBERRY BANANA CHIA SMOOTHIE
1 cup blueberries
1 banana, peeled, sliced and frozen
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon almond butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup almond or cashew milk
Add all ingredients to the blender and blend 1-2 minutes, or until creamy and smooth. For a thinner smoothie, add a little more milk.
1 cup coconut water or regular water
1 cup frozen kale or spinach leaves
1 cup frozen mango
2 teaspoons chia seeds, optional
Add liquid all ingredients to a blender. Blend until creamy and smooth.
1 large carrot, no need to peel, just make sure it’s washed well
1 orange, peeled
1 ripe banana, peeled, sliced and frozen
½ cup fresh pineapple chunks
½ cup Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated
Add all ingredients to the blender and blend 1-2 minutes, or until creamy and smooth. For a thinner smoothie, add a little orange juice or water.
CHOCOLATE, PEANUT BUTTER & BANANA SMOOTHIE
2 medium overripe bananas, peeled, sliced and frozen
1½ cups almond milk
¼ cup Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons natural peanut butter or almond butter
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1-2 teaspoons cacao nibs or mini chocolate chips
1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut flakes
Add all ingredients to the blender except coconut flakes and blend 1-2 minutes, or until creamy and smooth. For a thinner smoothie, add a little more milk.
Top with extra cacao nibs or mini chocolate chips and coconut flakes.
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